Indian wrestlers fail to get Paris 2024 Olympic quota, Aman Sehrawat ousted & Deepak Punia denied

Indian wrestlers fail to get Paris 2024 Olympic quota, Aman Sehrawat ousted & Deepak Punia denied

Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers: Aman Sehrawat was ousted in the semis, and needed at least to make it to the finals to make it to Paris 2024.

In a poor show by the Indian men freestyle wrestlers at the Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers in Bishek, Kyrgyzstan, none of them managed to seal Paris 2024 Olympics berth. While one expected the likes of Deepak Punia and Aman Sehrawat to come up with the goods, but that was not be, as all of them failed miserably. That means, the Indian wrestling team has only one Paris 2024 quota till now, that too in women’s wrestling.

Deepak Punia Barred from Competing, Aman Sehrawat Fails

Even before the tournament started, the failure for the Indian wrestlers had started. Deepak Punia and Sujeet Kalkal were stranded at the Dubai airport, owing to heavy rains. Despite reaching the venue for the Asian Wrestling Olympic Qualifiers before 8 am, the two were not allowed to compete, since the weigh-in had started.

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Other Men’s Wrestlers Lose Easy

One of India’s brightest hopes, Aman Sehrawat lost to Gulomjon Abdullaev of Uzbekistan in the semis of the 57 kg category. He lost 0-10, by technical superiority. Having said that, this was the best performance among all the other Indian participants. The 20-year-old beat Yerassyl Mukhtaruly with a 10-0 in the opening match. Then he beat Sunggwon Kim of Korea 11-1 to reach the semis.

Jaideep lost to Orozobek Toktomabetov of Kyrgyzstan in the 74 kg category. Deepak lost to Arash Yoshida of Japan by 0-10. Lastly, Lkhagvagerel Munkhtur of Mongolia beat Sumit in the 125 kg category.


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